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Chapter 17 Socialising New Guests

DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3615

ISBN: 9781911396512

Published: December 2017

Component type: chapter

Published in: Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Networks

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3454



One of the key reasons hosts are willing to make available their spaces to total strangers on peer-to-peer accommodation networks is that they can assess the risk of each booking before confirming it. A key aspect of the risk assessment is the evaluation of the guest’s peer-to-peer accommodation network curriculum vitae (P2P-CV, Chapter 1) which consists of the full set of reviews hosts have written about the guest. Having a strong P2P-CV increases the chances of successfully booking space on peer-to-peer platforms. But how do people who have just signed up – newcomers, rookies, ‘Airbnbabies’ – get their first review? How are they socialized as members of a network that relies so heavily on the personal evaluation of one another? This question stands at the center of this chapter.


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Dolnicar, S. (2017) "Chapter 17 Socialising New Guests" In: Dolnicar, S. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396512-3615


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